“Mr. Spade” | Date, Plot, Cast, Director and Is Clive Owen’s Crime Drama Series Worth Watching

Series name: Mister Spade

Platform: AMC

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Country of origin: United States, France

Release date: January 14, 2024

Genre: Crime/Drama/Thriller

Fans of neo-noir, get ready for an exciting release this month. “Monsieur Spade,” a French-American series starring Clive Owen, will premiere on AMC on Sunday, January 14, 2024.

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After the premiere of the first episode on January 14, the remaining five episodes will air on subsequent Sundays until February 18. The six-episode series is a co-production between AMC and Canal+.

What is the plot of “Mister Spade”?

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It’s 1963 and legendary San Francisco detective Sam Spade is enjoying his retirement in the south of France. However, the supposed return of his old enemy changes everything. The brutal murders of six beloved nuns at a local convent shock the town.

As leads are established, Detective Spade learns that the murders are somehow linked to a mysterious child believed to possess great powers.

The official synopsis reads: “Detective Sam Spade – of ‘The Maltese Falcon’ fame – is pulled from his quiet retirement in France to investigate a series of brutal murders.”

Who are the actors of “Mister Spade”?

Clive Owen

Clive Owen plays the lead role of Detective Sam Spade in the upcoming series.

The 59-year-old English actor first rose to prominence in the United Kingdom when he played the lead role in the ITV series “Chancer” (1990-1991). His performance in the 1998 neo-noir crime thriller “Croupier” earned him the Golden Globe Award and a BAFTA Award.

He was also nominated for an Academy Award for his performance in the romantic film “Closer” (2004).

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Rebecca Root is an English actress, comedian and vocal coach. She is best known for playing the lead role in the BBC Two sitcom ‘Boy Meets Girl’. She also appeared in “The Queen’s Gambit” and “Sex Education.”

In “Mister Spade”, we will see her in the role of Cynthia Fitzsimmons.

Cara Bossom

Cara Bosson is a British-French actress born in 2005. She appeared in the action thriller television series “Deep State” (2018-2019). She also played Eve, the younger daughter of Marie Curie in the 2019 biographical drama film “Radioactive”.

She will be seen playing the role of Teresa in Clive Owen’s upcoming series.

Other cast members include Louise Bourgoin as Marguerite Devereaux, Oscar Lesage as Henri, Chiara Mastroianni as Gabrielle, Stanley Weber as Jean-Pierre Devereaux, Matthew Beard as George Fitzsimmons, Denis Ménochet in the role of police chief Patrice Michaud and Jonathan Zaccaï in the role of Philippe Saint André. .

Who is the director of “Mister Spade”?

Scott Frank, known for writing and directing the popular Netflix miniseries “The Queen’s Gambit,” also directed “Mr. Spade.” He was nominated twice for the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for “Out of Sight” (1998) and “Logan” (2017).

Scott Frank and Clive Owen are also executive producers of “Mister Spade.”

Is “Mr. Spade” worth watching?

Scott Frank has always impressed audiences with his work as a director. His collaboration with the evergreen actor Clive Owen is something to look forward to! The trailer has already captivated fans with its intriguing plot and mystery element.

While neo-noir isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, those who follow this genre are definitely in for a treat.

Trailer for “Mr. Spade”



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